26 Best Types of Aglaonema Plants (Chinese Evergreens)

Aglaonema are prized for their stunning ornamental value and low-care needs. With countless varieties that range in size and color, you can incorporate Chinese evergreens into your home or office decor to achieve various looks. In this guide, you’ll find 26 of our favorite types of Aglaonema plants and some helpful tips to grow them at home successfully. 

Best Types of Aglaonema Plants (Chinese Evergreens)

1. Aglaonema ‘Sparkling Sarah’

Aglaonema 'Sparkling Sarah'

Aglaonema ‘Sparkling Sarah’ is a favorite variety of Chinese evergreen thanks to its large, bright-green, variegated foliage that features gorgeous splashes of bubblegum pink. What really sets the sparkling Sarah Chinese evergreen apart from other species, making it a showstopper of a houseplant, is that the plant’s stems grow in a vibrant pink hue to match the markings on the leaves.

2. Aglaonema ‘Georgi’s Ruby’

Aglaonema 'Georgi's Ruby'

Aglaonema ‘Georgi’s Ruby’ is another stunning Chinese evergreen. These pink plants produce copious amounts of large, dense leaves, making a real impact on a desk, end table, or in a large pot filling an empty corner. What makes this species of Chinese evergreen special are the cherry-red veins that mark each leaf and vibrant arches of chartreuse set against the deep green of the foliage.

3. Aglaonema ‘Silver Stone’

Aglaonema 'Silver Stone'

At first glance, you might think that an Aglaonema ‘Silver Stone’ is just another tropical houseplant – green, leafy, and pleasant to look at but with nothing unique to note. However, upon a close inspection, houseplant enthusiasts adore this Chinese evergreen species for its subtle silvery markings and pale, silvery stems that give this houseplant a gentle appeal.

4. Aglaonema ‘Pink Dalmatian’

Aglaonema 'Pink Dalmatian'

The Aglaonema ‘Pink Dalmatian’ might be one of the prettiest Chinese evergreens available for growing in your home. This species features the lovely, large leaves for which most Chinese evergreens are known. However, this species’ leaves are delicately dappled with slightly translucent pink spots, hence the name “pink dalmatian.”

5. Aglaonema ‘Snow White’

Aglaonema 'Snow White'

Another beautiful Chinese evergreen species is the Aglaonema ‘Snow White’. This species produces large leaves so heavily variegated with a snowy-almost-white shade of the lightest green that they appear to be simply rimmed and lightly speckled with dark green. This heavy variation makes these plants’ leaves appear covered in snow.

6. Aglaonema ‘Red Sumatra’

Aglaonema 'Red Sumatra'

The Aglaonema ‘Red Sumatra’ is notable for its strikingly large leaves, which grow to somewhat surprising sizes even on smaller, immature plants. In addition to being large, the foliage of this species is also quite attractive in a deep green that is artfully veined in fire-engine red and flecked with yellow specks.

7. Aglaonema rotundum tiger

Aglaonema rotundum tiger

The Aglaonema rotundum is a less common Chinese evergreen. However, it is beautiful to cultivate indoors, preferring low-light areas that mimic the rainforest floor. This species produces spade-shaped leaves in a dark, almost-black shade of green. The foliage of younger plants is glossy and unmarked. As the plant matures, its leaves produce intricate, lacy, white veins.

8. Aglaonema ‘Emerald Bay’

Aglaonema 'Emerald Bay'

The Aglaonema ‘Emerald Bay’ produces notably pinnate-shaped foliage that, with a texture similar to the foliage of a peace lily plant, is slightly less stiff and more fluttery than other Chinese evergreen species. Each of this plant’s leaves has a nearly solid feathering of silvery green that runs over the center vein and is surrounded by a bright green rim.

9. Aglaonema ‘Siam Aurora’ (Red Aglaonema)

Aglaonema 'Siam Aurora' (Red Aglaonema)

Also commonly called the red aglaonema, the Aglaonema ‘Siam Aurora” is a strikingly beautiful Chinese evergreen cultivar. With fiery red sunset-colored stems and leaves rimmed and veined with a deep, crimson, this easy-to-care-for plant promises to warm up any interior space with minimal effort.

10. Aglaonema ‘Red Emerald’

Aglaonema 'Red Emerald'

When gazing upon an Aglaonema ‘Red Emerald’ it becomes immediately obvious how this Chinese evergreen cultivar got its name. This plant produces broad, glossy leaves in a deep emerald shade of green, and each striking green leaf is bisected through the center with a blood-red vein. The leaves are also freckled with golden amber spots to add additional allure.

11. Aglaonema pictum tricolor (Camouflauge Plant)

Aglaonema pictum tricolor (Camouflauge Plant)

The Aglaonema pictum tricolor is also known as the camouflage plant because of the unusual pattern of its leaves’ tricolored variegation, closely resembling the patterned blotches of color used in camouflage clothing. In addition to being unique, this is also one of the rarest Chinese evergreens, which means they can be pretty expensive to acquire. Although this plant offers the same easy-to-care-for profile as other Chinese evergreens, it’s usually only recommended for more experienced green thumbs because of the upfront cost to acquire one.

12. Aglaonema nitidum (Burmese Evergreen)

Aglaonema nitidum (Burmese Evergreen)

The Aglaonema nitidum is a popular houseplant, commonly called the Burmese evergreen. It has an erect central stalk that can reach about 3 feet in height with leaves (up to 18 inches long!) spreading about the same width. The plant’s foliage is usually mainly a silvery green color lightly variegated with brighter green splotches. The Burmese evergreen is perfect for filling up an empty corner where it will have enough space to grow comfortably.

13. Aglaonema ‘Silver Bay’

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'

The Aglaonema ‘Silver Bay’ is another trendy variety of Chinese evergreen. Potted indoors, these plants grow to be about 3 feet tall and equally wide with 8 to 10-inch-long leaves that seem to unfurl and cascade from the center of the plant. The leaves and stems are of vibrant green color with variegations of silvery feathers marking the centers of the lance-shaped leaves.

14. Aglaonema ‘Black Lance’

Aglaonema 'Black Lance'

Although it can sometimes be challenging to find this plant for sale at everyday garden centers, it is popular in commercial indoor gardens. The Aglaonema ‘Black Lance’ has thin, lance-shaped leaves that burst from the center of the plant in a pom-pom shape. The leaves have a prominent, silvery marking that runs down their centers, and they are rimmed with a darker shade of green.

15. Aglaonema ‘Stripes’

Aglaonema 'Stripes'

Thanks to its decorative appeal, the Aglaonema ‘Stripes’ variety of Chinese evergreens is a popular cultivar commonly grown in homes and offices. This cultivar produces large, ovate leaves and stems in a bright shade of lime-green. The large leaves are noticeably striped with narrow bands of silvery white. These symmetrical stripes start at the centerline of the leaves and arch upward on either side.

16. Aglaonema widuri (Red Peacock)

Aglaonema widuri (Red Peacock)

The leaves of the Aglaonema widuri are as showy and attractive as a red peacock. These ovate leaves are primarily a vibrant green color, but they look like they have been dipped or spray-painted in a bright, primary red paint. This plant’s leaves sprout from pinkish-colored stems and make a wonderful centerpiece to any room, office, or houseplant display.

17. Aglaonema ‘Butterfly’

Aglaonema 'Butterfly'

The Aglaonema ‘Butterfly’ is another beauty of a Chinese evergreen with distinctive foliage. The leaves of this cultivar feature a delicate pink stripe that runs down their centers. Each vibrant green leaf is lightly dappled with a sunny yellow and attached to pretty pink stems.

18. Aglaonema ‘Silver Queen’

Aglaonema 'Silver Queen'

The Aglaonema ‘Silver Queen’ gets its name from the appearance of its large, ovate leaves that are predominantly covered in a silvery-green hue and marked with dark green splotches and edges. As this plant matures, it will develop a central stem that is more like a trunk while its lower leaves begin to fall off. At maturity, this Chinese evergreen plant reaches about 2 feet in height.

19. Aglaonema ‘Golden Hope’

Aglaonema 'Golden Hope'

This variety of Chinese evergreen really stands apart from the rest. It has broad, ovate leaves that seem to spiral outward from the plant’s center, creating a striking rosette shape that is apparent when the plant is viewed from above. Aglaonema ‘Golden Hope’ gets its name from the golden hue of its leaves. The plant is not only shaped like a starburst but colored like one too, with leaves in a sunny-golden yellow hue and marked with green stripes.

20. Aglaonema ‘Diamond Bay’

Aglaonema 'Diamond Bay'

The Aglaonema ‘Diamond Bay’ is another attractive Chinese evergreen variety. This cultivar features long, lance-shaped leaves that can grow more than 12 inches long. The leaves burst from the central plant in clumps, and each is marked with a silvery green center that spans more than half the surface area. Each leaf is rimmed with dark green edges.

21. Aglaonema ‘Creta’

Aglaonema 'Creta'

Like other Chinese evergreens, the Aglaonema ‘Creta’ is a stunning plant that is, of course, prized for its ornamental foliage. The leaves are large and ovate, growing right up toward the sky. They are predominantly green but marked with yellow freckles, tinted red, and rimmed with a crimson center vein and edges.

22. Aglaonema commutatum (Philippine Evergreen)

Aglaonema commutatum (Philippine Evergreen)

The Aglaonema commutatum is a Chinese evergreen species with many common names. Among them is the poison arrow plant. The plant gets this name due to the toxic nature of its juices. While all aglaonema plants are toxic for pets and people, this species is particularly poisonous. Simply touching the juices of this species will seriously irritate the skin with a painful rash. So, be sure to handle and display this plant with care.

23. Aglaonema ‘Red Valentine’

Aglaonema 'Red Valentine'

The Aglaonema ‘Red Valentine’ variety of Chinese evergreen is another beauty with large, variegated green, ovate foliage that is heavily dappled with splotches in various shades of bright red and pink. The undersides of this plant’s leaves and stems are also stained a vibrant shade of red, making it the perfect Chinese evergreen for Valentine’s Day.

24. Aglaonema ‘Silver King’

Aglaonema 'Silver King'

The Aglaonema ‘Silver King’ is another silvery-hued Chinese evergreen cultivar. This one features long and narrow, lance-shaped leaves in a glossy, moderate shade of green. The leaves are heavily variegated with a silvery hue, as well, and grow to about 10 inches in length.

25. Aglaonema ‘Maria’

Aglaonema 'Maria'

The Aglaonema ‘Maria’ is a long-time favorite Chinese evergreen plant. It has been popular in home decor and design since the 1970s, and today, it is considered perfect for the retro-chic style. This cultivar has tightly packed, ovate leaves with interesting patterns of alternating lighter and darker green that help the plant create subtle visual interest without being overly ornate.

26. Aglaonema ‘Red Anjamani’

Aglaonema 'Red Anjamani'

If accidentally mistook this Chinese evergreen for a poinsettia, no one would blame you. The Aglaonema ‘Red Anjamani’ produces leaves in a red hue that would be perfect for celebrating the holiday season. The slightly lance-shaped leaves of this cultivar are almost entirely bright red in color, except for the plant’s stems and the narrow rims of green around the leaf edges.

Why Choose a Low-Maintenance, High-Impact Chinese Evergreen?

The real question is why not choose a Chinese evergreen? These plants are incredibly attractive and easy to grow, making them the perfect fit for any home, office, or lifestyle. Whether you grow one or collect as many as you can, many types of aglaonema plants are a simple way to improve the look of your interior spaces.

Further reading: Discover our in-depth guide to Chinese Evergreen plant care at home.

Editorial Director | andrew@petalrepublic.com | Full Bio

Andrew is the Editorial Director at Petal Republic. He holds a BSc degree in Plant Sciences and has trained professionally at leading floristry schools in London and Paris. In amongst overseeing a global editorial team, Andrew's a passionate content creator around all things flowers, floral design, gardening, and houseplants.

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